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Fashion Design and Merchandising Research Guide

A useful guide for Fashion Design and Merchandise, which includes information about the history of dress, textiles, and sustainable fashion. This guide is meant to assist students in this area of study.

Fashion Market Research & Trends Websites

Consumer Research - Internet Resources

Consumer Research - Government Resources

Industry Research Databases

Using NAICS Codes for Fashion Industry & Market Research

When doing industry or market research, it is helpful to find the NAICS code for that industry. NAICS (rhymes with lakes) is the abbreviation for the North American Industry Classification System. It is defined as "the standard used by Federal statistical agencies in classifying business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy" (U.S. Census Bureau, 2021). 

You can search many of the business databases by NAICS code to get industry information. Knowing the NAICS (also known as an industry code) can help you find consistent analysis from database to database by making sure you are comparing consistent industry segments. 

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Fashion NAICS Codes

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